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Dec 9, 2013 10:00am PST
services tomorrow in south africa. this morning president obama, joined by first lady and former president george w. bush, laura bush, former secretary of state hillary clinton all left washington from andrews air force base on "air force one." president clinton and jimmy carter will be meeting them in south africa. president obama will be speaking at tomorrow's memorial service. nbc's ron allen live in soweto. ron, this is a gathering of the great, families, people of south africa all gathering. you have covered this so long. tell me about the emotions as people in south africa prepare? >>. >> reporter: it's an unbelievable atmosphere. we're across the street from the nelson mandela home, the home occupied from 1940s to 1990s. tomorrow is a day that will be unlike any other. there's more than 80 heads of state here. that will surpass the heads of state and world leaders who came to mourn and to say good-bye to pope john paul ii. largest gathering of heads of state outside of u.n. perhaps ever. we'll have to see how this day goes. and of course, there will be tens of thousands of
Dec 10, 2013 10:00am PST
throughout the continent of africa, president obama is still widely heralded and praised and appreciated as the first african-american, that is african, part of africa, his father was kenyan as everybody tends to know, african-american, besides how he's faring in the united states he's still a son of africa. i think he feels that. i think when he feels something deeply as he spoke of trayvon martin who could have been his son, he is much more eloquent. yet there is the pragmatic side i said earlier, i said earlier, i thought some of the speech sounded a little autobiographical. clearly it was a speech that came from the heart. the people there who talked throughout many others or sang or danced and didn't pay attention and the audio was not very good but they listened to him. i remember looking over at brian, we were both a little surprised. everybody had had a little tribble, including one of their own, head of the african union she didn't speak for a few seconds because there was so much noise. you didn't hear that with obama, president obama. what you heard were applause when he quote
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